‘Triangle’ residents concerned

TROUBLE?. . . .The Triangle area of the Waterside. 0804JM11
TROUBLE?. . . .The Triangle area of the Waterside. 0804JM11

A former Mayor of Derry has said the ‘Triangle’ area of the Waterside is in urgent need of additional resources.

Sinn Féin Councillor Lynn Fleming made the call after speaking to a number of residents from the area, which is located between Dungiven Road and Glendermott Road.

A survey was also carried out to identify the concerns of people living in the area.

Colr. Fleming said the residents of the area have called for more funding to be pumped into the area to address problems.

The Sinn Féin councillor also said local residents are concerned about the lack of services.

“The initial assessment of the responses causes me great concern about the lack of services and resources that are available to the residents of the Triangle Area, despite it being part of the Waterside Neighbourhood Renewal Area,” she said.

Colr. Fleming said statutory and community bodies should work with local residents to address their concerns.

“It is quite clear that the Triangle Area continues to suffer from social and economic deprivation.

“In the months ahead we will be continuing to engage with the residents of the area to try and address many of the issues that this survey has thrown up.

“I will also be raising my concerns with the Waterside Neighbourhood Partnership Board, Derry City Council and my party colleagues in Stormont,” she said.

Local residents have also raised concerns about levels of anti-social behaviour in the area. They claim that young people have been gathering to drink in a car park close to their homes.

Last year, Colr. Fleming and a number of local residents took part in a community clean-up in the Triangle area after residents expressed concerns about the frequency of rubbish collections in the area.